Frost Fair, Bankside

11:00am – 6:00pm

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the surface of the Thames froze over completely on over twenty occasions. Londoners responded by holding Frost Fairs on the ice; full-on markets, food stalls, entertainment and even, so legend has it, an elephant walking across the frozen river.

Celebrate winter with special Frost Fair themed food and drink, creative workshops and a cutting-edge art trail of innovative augmented reality installations, street art murals and digital art in this modern-day Frost Fair. There will be horse and carriage rides, skittle lanes – and it’s over January payday weekend, arguably the most anticipated Friday of the year. Visit the website for a downloadable map.

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